back to article UK's spy auditor: What should we ask when reviewing super-slurp warrants?

The body formed to audit Britain's spies has asked non-government bods what its team of judicial commissioners should consider when handing out warrants for bulk data-slurping. The Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office (IPCO) – put together last year to consolidate the power of three separate commissioners – is tasked …

  1. scrubber

    Only one question needed:

    Is it a BULK warrant?

    If so, denied.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Only one question needed:

      these aren't bulk warrants, these are carefully and specifically targeted warrants.

      eg. All mobile with numbers ending 0-9 in London on a day with a 'y' in it

      1. Stu Mac

        Re: Only one question needed:

        "Only people with the name Mohammed in their names"

  2. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    "We welcome responses from any interested party."

    Which suggests the El Reg readership might have a chance to influence this area.

    Keep them focused and skip the jokes.

    There are a lot of issues that should be considered.

    Remember the usual excuse data fetishists trot out is there is no other way to find these people.

    But point out what that "Doomsday" scenario means.

    A person who has no history of radical beliefs

    A person who is not radicallized by viewing any known web site/FB page/YT channel/Twitter feed

    A person who needs to make no purchases to carry out their plan

    A person who makes no contact with any known offender (or potential offender) to carry it out.

    So when I explain it in calm, non hysterical tones, does this sound plausible to you? Or does it sound like complete bu***hit?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What questions to ask?

    How about "Why is this b******d lying to me?" :-D

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